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Dr Martina Mrongovius - Art Producer, Lake Arts Precinct & Creative Director, Center for Holographic Arts (HoloCenter)

Dr Martina Mrongovius works with holographic design to create artworks and experiences where narrative is entangled, and space becomes dynamic. As the first Art Producer for the Lake Arts Precinct, Awabakal Country (Lake Macquarie), Martina seeks ways to engage creative expression with community and Country.Using optical montage techniques Martina creates art hologram installations with solo exhibitions in Berlin, Seoul, Melbourne, Cologne, Ghent and New York. She has participated in multiple group shows and has collectively designed participatory art experiences across cities and waterways. Exploring emergence in the encounter with holographic images Martina was awarded a PhD with the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory at RMIT University.

Martina severed as the Creative Director of the Center for the Holographic Arts (HoloCenter) based in New York for 11 years and has held academic positions including with Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA.

Dr Luke Hespanhol - Senior Lecturer, Design, University of Sydney, Director, Master of Interaction Design & Electronic Arts

Dr Luke Hespanhol is a Senior Lecturer in Design at The University of Sydney, Director of the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, and a member of the University's Academic Board. Luke holds a PhD in Design, a Graduate Certificate in Education, and a Master in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts at The University of Sydney, a Master in Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design at UNSW, a Bachelor in Computer Science at the University of São Paulo, and a Certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Harvard University. Luke's practice investigates the intersection of people, culture, and technology. That includes a range of theoretical and practical angles like Design interventions for and with vulnerable groups, such as First Nations peoples, refugees, and people in prison. It also includes the mediation of cities and culture through digital technologies, across the fields of media architecture, digital storytelling, social and cross-cultural interactions, placemaking, urban informatics, and smart cities. Luke has advanced discussion on these fields through numerous engagements with government, industry, museums, and academic institutions worldwide.

Claudia von der Borch - Exhibitions Coordinator, MOD (Museum of Discovery, Adelaide)

Claudia von der Borch is Exhibitions Coordinator at MOD [Museum of Discovery, Adeleide], where she works across the concept, design, and delivery of exhibitions. Passionate about audience engagement, she values creating impactful exhibitions and experiences that engage visitors’ minds, bodies, and emotions. Exhibitions that Claudia has worked on closely have won AMaGA Awards. Claudia is a recent George Alexander Foundation Fellow with the International Specialised Skills Institute, where she researched immersive exhibition design techniques across the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. She is currently Vice-President of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association South Australia.